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Maddad
2005-Feb-02, 04:21 AM
http://www.maddad.org/sounds/t-rex--i-love-to-boogie.mp3

We love to Google, we love to Google
Jitterbug Google, Bolan pretty Google
We love to Google on a Saturday night

Belinda Mae Fender's got a Cadillac Bone
Jenny's lost her cherry walking all the way home
The passions of the Earth blasted it's mind
Now it's neat sweet ready for the moon based grind

We love to Google
We love to Google on a Saturday night
I said we love to Google
We love to Google
High school Google, jitterbug Google
We love to Google on a Saturday night

You rattlesnake out with your tailfeathers high
Jitterbug left and smile to the sky
With your black velvet cape and your stovepipe hat
Be-bop baby the dance is where it's at

We love to Google, we love to Google
Jitterbug Google, Bolan pretty Google
We love to Google on a Saturday night

I love to Google
Yes I love to Google on a Saturday night
I said I love to Google, I love to Google
Jitterbug Google, I love to Google
I love to Google on a Saturday night

I love to Google

EvilBob
2005-Feb-02, 04:27 AM
Weird. Just reading the thread title, the T-Rex song popped into my head before I'd opened the thread. One of my faves!

=D>

beskeptical
2005-Feb-02, 09:29 AM
Just the place for me to bring up my concerns about giving one search engine too much of a monopoly. Think how much power a search engine really has? Have you ever wanted a science topic and got products for sale instead? About 3 pages in you get to the actual thing you were looking for.

How many of you even go past the first page 50% of the time? 75%? 99%? 1 %?

Think of the influence that search has on our access to information. Not that Google has gone bad or anything, but we should be vigilent. I see Google still has it's competetors on a search page for search engines. (http://www.google.com/search?q=search+engines&sourceid=mozilla-search&start=0&start=0&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official) From there I found this directory of engines (http://www.noodletools.com/debbie/literacies/information/5locate/adviceengine.html) that looks useful.

I thought I might try to use a variety of engines just to keep the power of controlling what you read and see from being too concentrated.

Anyone use TEOMA? (http://sp.teoma.com/docs/teoma/about/searchwithauthority.html) I haven't used it in a while but was thinking of comparing it to Google the next time I get product sales pages when I wanted product research pages.

Tranquility
2005-Feb-02, 12:20 PM
JHave you ever wanted a science topic and got products for sale instead? About 3 pages in you get to the actual thing you were looking for.

That's why Google is coming up with more diversified search features that are separate from one another. For example they have the standard search engine, they have the Froogle service which lets you compare online prices of items, they have the beta of Google Scholar (http://scholar.google.com/) for searching through academic information from journals, etc., and Google Video search, which searches through TV program transcripts, and Google News, to, well, search through news items around the world. The diversity allows for a really broadened use of Google's products and specialized search engines to get exactly the results you want.


How many of you even go past the first page 50% of the time? 75%? 99%? 1 %?

Why is that a bad thing? I rarely go past the first couple of pages because the results are relevant to the extent that I always find what I want in those first couple of pages.


Think of the influence that search has on our access to information. Not that Google has gone bad or anything, but we should be vigilent. I see Google still has it's competetors on a search page for search engines.

I think the fear of being restricted access to information because of Google would be a bit overblown. Not only does Google have very strong competitors in Yahoo! and Microsoft, but these search engines have also gained market share, as you can see in this news item (http://news.com.com/Yahoo,+Microsoft+gaining+ground+on+Google/2100-1032_3-5535049.html).

EDIT: To remove a paragraph which I posted after misreading part of beskep's post.

Maddad
2005-Feb-02, 10:08 PM
Geezum guys! This is supposed to be funny, not serious! Don't any of you like the music?

Candy
2005-Feb-02, 10:15 PM
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